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Celtic defender set for Championship loan deal

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Robbie Deas is on his way to a season long loan at Alloa.

The young defender played 30 matches on loan at Cowdenbeath last season and will now get the chance to test his ability two divisions higher.

According to the Daily Record:

The 19-year-old will continue to train at Lennoxtown with Celtic and will then join Alloa for training and games.

Peter Grant has taken over as manager of Alloa from Jim Goodwin and will be looking to keep the part-time side in the Championship against eight full time opponents including both of the Dundee clubs. Arbroath are the other part time side in the division

That level of competition should give Deas plenty to do which is exactly what he will be looking for to progress his career, with Kris Ajer, Jozo Simunovic and Christpher Jullien in place first team prospects at Celtic will be at best limited with other options defensive available in a defensive emergency.

Deas has a wealth of international experience but at the age of 19 coming up against full-time professionals should accelerate his development.

With Celtic opting out of playing in this season’s Reserve League the younger players at the club face an uncertain time in the season ahead with Ross Doohan to Ayr United the only loan deal that has been completed.

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